Understanding the human genome has opened up incredible new possibilities for health. As experts in this complex field, we lead the way in bringing genomic insights into patient care so communities anywhere can benefit. Our employee spotlight shines the light on Gerald Martin, Senior Field Application Scientist.
What is your educational background? I have a BA Honours degree from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in Natural Sciences (majoring in Genetics). I also have a PhD from Trinity College Dublin focused on molecular biology and leukemia detection.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis at PierianDx? I work primarily to help customers gain maximum benefit from the use of the PierianDx Clinical Genomics Workspace platform, whether it be demonstrating different aspects of the platform or troubleshooting minor issues. My work ranges from processing sample files, preparing example clinical reports, explaining features, listening to customers and prospective customers explain their challenges and issues, and/or helping them overcome challenges to process their patient samples through the platform.
What’s your favorite thing about working with PierianDx customers? Having worked in research and clinical labs in the past, I am always interested to learn what our customers are doing to help their patients. Every lab is different and faces different challenges and issues, and it makes me happy if I can play even a small part in helping them overcome these challenges for the benefit of their patients. I also enjoy listening to (and passing on) feedback that could help make the PierianDx Clinical Genomics Workspace platform even better so our customers can effortlessly provide clinical reports that lead to better patient outcomes.
Outside work, how do you like to spend your free time? I enjoy painting with oils or acrylics on canvas and from time to time playing golf.
What is one fact about you that nobody would know? I completed two Dublin City marathons, raising money for Glaucoma research.